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2 small earthquakes hit Griffith Park area

June 27, 2010 |  9:56 am

They were probably too small for anyone to feel, but two tiny earthquakes struck the Griffith Park area on Sunday morning.

The 1.7- and 1.6-magnitude earthquakes occurred after 8:30 a.m. on the Valley side of Griffith Park, not far from Travel Town.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first quake hit along Forest Lawn Drive, not far from Forest Lawn cemetery. That quake hit about two miles from the Griffith Observatory and eight miles from downtown Los Angeles.

The second quake was more to the northeast, near Interstate 5 and Paula Street.

There were no immediate reports that the quakes were felt. It's unclear what fault line the quakes originated from.

-- Shelby Grad

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